Wander around Britannia

  • Needs Firefox and JavaScript.
  • Click on the image to walk around.
  • Walk onto the ship to sail around.
  • Sail up to the land to get off the ship.
  • Seemed like a good idea at the time.


  • Works on Firefox 1.0.4 and 1.5, I think. Doesn't work at all on Internet Explorer. No idea about anything else.
  • Written in JavaScript. This is the first JavaScript program I ever wrote, so it's pretty lame. I've tried to include some comments in case you're interested in seeing some lame JavaScript :-).
  • Probably violates Origin's IP, although they've given all this stuff away for free for quite some time.
  • Embeds the entire, uncompressed Map of Britain in this script. Thankfully, 64kB is no longer as big as it used to be.
  • Embedding tiles as "data:image/gif;base64" URLs may not be widely supported (yet).
  • Transparent mountains (no occulusion map).
  • No horse. No balloon. No monsters. No plot. On the upside, swamps, lava and headlesses don't kill you just as you've gotten somewhere interesting.
  • Slower than an Apple ][.
  • Stupid idea full stop.